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Grammer, Kelsey

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Born: 1955 AD
Currently alive, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors

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1955 – He was born on the 21st day of February this year in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
Allen Kelsey Grammer (born February 21, 1955) is a five-time Emmy and Golden Globe-winning American actor who is best known for his two decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane in the NBC sitcoms Cheers and Frasier. He has also worked as a producer, director, and writer.

 

1968 - When Grammer was thirteen, his father, whom he had only seen twice since his parents divorce, was murdered on the front lawn of his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands

 

1975 - His sister was raped and murdered after being abducted outside a Red Lobster restaurant in Colorado Springs, Colorado where her boyfriend worked. Grammer, who was 20 at the time and enrolled in the Juilliard acting program, stopped attending classes and was asked to leave, citing a lack of focus.

 

1980 – His twin half-brothers were killed in a freak SCUBA diving accident.

 

1981 - He made his Broadway debut in this year as Lennox in Macbeth, taking the lead role when Philip Anglim withdrew after receiving negative reviews.

 

1982 – He appeared with Christine Baranski in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine production Sunday in the Park with George with Mandy Patinkin, and then a featured role of Cassio in a Broadway revival of Othello with James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer. He has been married three times. His first marriage to dance instructor Doreen Alderman spanned eight years, from this year  to 1990, and had one child, Spencer, an actress on the American soap opera As the World Turns

 

1983 – His television career began in this year when he portrayed Stephen Smith in the NBC mini-series Kennedy. He came to broader public attention as Dr. Frasier Crane in the TV sitcom Cheers. He won a number of Emmys and Golden Globes for his work on Frasier. He was the first American actor ever to be nominated for multiple Emmy awards for portraying the same character on three different television shows (Cheers, Frasier, and Wings).

 

1988 – He was sentenced to 30 days in jail for drunk driving and cocaine possession, and an additional 10 days of community service with CalTrans.

 

1990 - He was again arrested for cocaine possession in August of this year and sentenced to three years probation, fined $500 and given 300 hours community service.

 

1991 – He was given an additional two years probation for violating his original probation through additional cocaine use.

 

1992 - His second marriage, to stripper Leigh-Anne Csuhany in 1992, lasted one year. Grammer claims she was abusive and that, after talk of divorce, she attempted suicide by overdosing on Tylenol and wine, which resulted in the miscarriage of their child.

 

1995 – He was sued by a former girlfriend Cerlette Lamme for defamation of character and invasion of privacy.

 

1996 - In September of this year, he flipped his car while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and subsequently checked in to the Betty Ford Clinic for 30 days.

 

1997 - Grammer has been married to Camille Donatacci, a former Playboy model. They have a son Jude Gordon and a daughter Mason Olivia together via a surrogate mother.

 

1998 – He filed a lawsuit against Internet Entertainment Group, which Grammer claimed had stolen from his home a videotape of him having sex with former girlfriend Cerlette Lamme.

 

2003 - During an appearance on Hannity & Colmes on Fox News, Grammer expressed an interest in running for United States Congress as a Republican.





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